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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Technical Program Manager, Cloud Ops

Department: Cloud Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze is a public company that makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Technical Program Manager, Cloud Ops (Portfolio Management) !

What You'll Do 

We are seeking a Technical Program Manager to join a growing TPM team in Cloud Operations, with focus on driving portfolio management and operating model practices for Cloud Operations.

  • In this role, you will drive portfolio management practices for Cloud Operations, which includes overseeing the delivery pipeline across all CloudOperations pro, from incoming requests to evaluation/discovery to successful delivery
  • Ensure cross-functional alignment on program goals, strategy, scope, timelines, decisions and outcomes
  • Apply your “T” in TPM (technical skillset) as an active contributor in technical requirements and design conversations with the program teams
  • Drive program planning and execution through program management best practices, manage risk and dependencies across multiple programs and teams
  • Foster a culture of transparency and trust, apply lean value-driven approach, manage by influence, support and empower technical teams through servant leadership
  • Ensure strong lines of communication and regular updates to stakeholders
  • In partnership with other TPMs, participate in implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives within Cloud Operations department

The Right Fit 

  • 5+ years of Portfolio Management, Project & Process Management experience
  • A combination of strong technical background and leadership
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable with operating in high uncertainty environments, ability to synthesize data from multiple sources and teams into a structured program roadmap
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage by influence, identify underlying issues, solve problems and conflicts
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills
  • Experience with Attlassian & Google product suites a plus
  • Highly detailed-oriented and exceptional organizational and follow-through skills a must

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • ESPP program 
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Fertility treatment and support
  • Learning & development program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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